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What’s going on in the Westwood Neighborhood of Westlake in Austin, TX

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with E-Rae Realty 651873

Nestled between Rollingwood and Westlake Hills is a small unincorporated area of Travis County called Westwood.  This Austin neighborhood is situated north of Bee Caves Road between Bulian and Westwood Terrace in the 78746 zip code.  This is the area I grow up in so I can boast with bias that it feeds to some of the best schools in Austin:  Eanes Elementary, Hill Country Middle School, and Westlake High School.  May I also add in that super bowl stud, Nick Foles, also graduated from Westlake. 

 

westwood, 410 brookhaven 78746 

 

In a recent conversation with a close friend of mine’s grandmother, who lives in Westwood, we discussed the changing nature of the neighborhood.  My friend’s grandmother moved to Westwood in the 70s so she has certainly witnessed this neighborhood change overtime.  As I recall her late husband telling me, they bought their 1/3 of an acre lot for 15K back then.  Today, tear downs in the neighborhood are selling in the 800s.  The neighborhood has always featured large lot sizes.  However, a number of the homes built in the 60s and 70s are now being torn down or remodeled, with a growing presence of modern homes taking over the Westwood neighborhood.

 

As my friend’s grandmother pointed out, there are many new families moving to the area.  The convenience to downtown, low tax rates, and exemplary Eanes ISD schools are all major draws for newcomers. 

 

westwood neighborhood flag

 

In the past year, there have only been seven MLS recorded sales in the Westwood neighborhood of 78746.  The average square footage for these Westlake home sales was 2,871 and the average sale price was $1,175,571.  It looks like Grandma will fare quite well when she eventually sells her home. 

 

If you are considering buying a home in Westlake, certainly consider the Westwood neighborhood.  There are not currently any homes for sale in Westwood, but I may be able to use my insider knowledge to connect you with someone thinking about selling their home.  Alternatively, you can view all homes for sale in Eanes ISD, here.  

 

 

Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Broker, Realtor®, GRI
 
 
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
t: 512-779-7597
e: erika@shesellsaustin.com
 
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